Talks and performances by people doing strange things with electricity
Fri 23 March 2012, 6.30-10pm with interval at the Showroom Cinema, Sheffield.
Dorkbot is a meeting of people interested in electric/electronic art in the broadest sense; robotics, kinetic art, microcontrollers, interactive art, algorithmic music, net.art... The only real conditions are that it is a bit strange and involves electricity in some way. It is really defined by whoever turns up, be it engineers who want to be artists, artists who want to be engineers, or the otherwise confused.
This MEGADORK event features a cabaret of talks and performances from among the UK's dorkiest, to entertain and amaze:
Paul Granjon - A strange performance from the world renowned
self-styled robot artist.
Patrick Tresset - Talks about his drawing robot Paul (on show as part
of the Alan Turing: Intuition and Ingenuity exhibition).
Daniel Jones and James Bulley - talking about generating live music
from patterns of weather.
Sarah and Jenny Angliss - playing robot music from past futures.
Sergi Jorda - talks about the Reactable tangible tabletop music
playground (which you'll be able to try out at the Central Library
Saturday 24 March)
Dan Stowell - Demonstrates his use of the Risset illusion in techno
Silicone Bake - Live coded pop songs about love, death and counterfeit watches, where all lyrics are taken from spam emails.
Megadork is curated by Alex McLean.
Dorkbot started in New York, spread to London, and now dozens of cities around the world, including several active UK chapters; Sheffield, Bristol, Anglia, Newcastle, Cardiff and Alba (Scotland). Find out more at: www.dorkbot.org
Lovebytes 2012 - Digital Spring
A Festival of Art, Science and Technology